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PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 11:17 am 
Scattered around the Forum, usually in the Workbench sub-Forum, are pictures of our assorted Man Caves.
I thought it might be helpful, for those looking to organise their own Man Cave, to have all of our Man Caves in the one place.


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PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 11:59 am 
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Absolutely marvelous! Thanks a lot! :grin:

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PS. Who makes the BD-5 kits? I love that plane... :-D

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 1:20 pm 
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(This is also posted up at the start of my workbench thread. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=241)

"I'm off for a potter in my shed, love"

Purely metaphorical the shed is our small back room which I have all to myself :grin: We moved into the house 5 years ago, before which I lived in a pokey flat with poor light and not a lot of room to model, so I still get a buzz about having a whole room albeit small. Workbench, reference and display cabinets all occupy this space from which I can monitor the local cats digging up my garden.

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Reference, not big on military history so focus in on modelling resources, many SAMs, Warpaints and a lot stuff on X-planes and prototypes :roll: I decided to have a policy of not keeping whole mags just for one article and so these are cut out and stored in binders.

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Two cabinets from Argos will probably be full by the end of next year so what then, stock rotation?

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 6:06 pm 
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Nicely organised Man Caves gents, I'm impressed. So that's how you get them all in Bruce, remarkable organisation. I'll post some pics of my disorganised Man Hovel to give a contrast at some point (Mrs W would be mortified if she knew, so let's keep it between us eh? :grin: )

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PostPosted: July 4th, 2012, 10:33 pm 
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I got bored masking up the windows on my Bonanza so I thought I'd give you a quick tour of my mancave. Coming into the entrance as you can see the first thing to fall over is the hardtop from my car (a 2001 MGF VVC for any carophiles). This only goes onto the car for a few weeks in winter and will shortly be moving to the garage in its storage bag as I've had a clear up in there. The top of the tub you can see at the bottom of this pic is an old sweet container that is full of plastic and brass rod etc.

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The roof is leaning on fitted wardrobes that were in there when we bought the house back in 2001. The left hand side lower cuboard is full of central heating tank and above it is mainly my old junk. In the right upper is most of my stash as you can see further below. There are also boxes behind. The lower cupboard has my bass gear and instruments.

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Moving around the room, the next bunch of stuff to fall over is my practice amp and my Laney valve guitar amp (needs fixing) together with foot pumps (only the yellow one works!), cable reel (gets used for garden tools and amplifiers) an old light of Mrs W's (no I don't know why it's there either) and some bits from my parent's house which was sold last year following the death of my mother in 2010 (the old boy went in 2002). Then on to my Ikea cabinets that I assembled and fitted in about 2005. A bit more stash lives in the top left cabinet and a bit more in the lower right. As you can see, models reside on the rest of the outer cabinet shelves, grouped roughly by scale. The left hand cabinet has mostly AFV's and some really old junk that should go. Books, old guitar effects pedals and other sundry junk fills the centre (there is no Rescue Launch in the box BTW, just some of my spare parts stash).

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And finally coming full circle, we get to the bench. I could say something like "this is where the magic happens" but I can't...because it doesn't :grin:

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I've gotta have a tidy up, not shown is the rubbish down the far side of the bench which means I can't open the right hand Ikea cabinet without moving stuff first.

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PostPosted: July 5th, 2012, 4:42 pm 
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Now I know who to consult for de-cluttering advice :grin: It helps to have fresh eyes on the situation as I usually go in there and turn my back to it all, so I'll have a look at what you've suggested. One thing though, why take decals out of the boxes for loft storage? the potential for damp or is it to do with yellowing?

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PostPosted: July 6th, 2012, 12:42 pm 
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One thing though, why take decals out of the boxes for loft storage? the potential for damp or is it to do with yellowing?


It's probably a hangover from my Olden Days, when lofts were prone to leaks and damp and rodents and wasps and lions and tigers and bears...oh my!
Plastic is fairly resilient to environmental changes, less so decals. As a consequence, all my decal sheets are kept safe and sound, out of the loft.

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It's also nice have the instructions and decals to hand rather than having to go ferreting in the loft for them.

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PostPosted: July 6th, 2012, 12:53 pm 
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MerlinJones wrote:
ShaunW wrote:
One thing though, why take decals out of the boxes for loft storage? the potential for damp or is it to do with yellowing?


It's probably a hangover from my Olden Days, when lofts were prone to leaks and damp and rodents and wasps and lions and tigers and bears...oh my!
Plastic is fairly resilient to environmental changes, less so decals. As a consequence, all my decal sheets are kept safe and sound, out of the loft.

Regards,
Bruce


I guess this explains the large amount of kits on ebay being sold minus the decals... after the owner pops off, the stash is sold less the 'safe' decals! :-D
I seal the decals in a poly bag and keep in the kit, otherwise the humidity mucks them up...another joy of living in the tropics... :roll:

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PostPosted: July 6th, 2012, 5:57 pm 
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Thanks for those tips. I don't know about loft storage in this house though. Unlike our last house, the loft isn't boarded out and therefore kits would have to rest directly on the loft insulation material and, of course, I have to be careful when moving around up there to stay on the joists, it's all too easy to put a foot straight through the ceiling. I think, on balance, it will be easier to chuck out some of the junk in the upper left wardrobe cupboard. My stash is quite small really at around 50 kits or so.

Asoka - here in Blighty we are supposed to live in a temperate country weather wise but with all the rain we are having this "summer" it's more like the monsoon season!

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well I guess I've posted some pics on the old forum before the move and then my cave develped since, so here are mine

the right side - the construction side

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in the drawers below the table are tools and glues and filler, sand paper and alike
in the big white drawers to the right are masking tape and all the paint

the left side - the spray both

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in the drawers below are parts, dio material and filters, pastels, pigments (fltr)

the stash

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the image table

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the shelfs

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and some overall shots of my complete cave

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Beginner here. The Man Caves are deeply impressive, but the only one to show a spray booth is malepo's. How do the rest of you avoid being poisoned?


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I wear a respirator and work with the window open.

£60 quid spray booths at Telford were tempting but I'd need to rethink my room.

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PostPosted: November 12th, 2012, 1:28 am 
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This is the lancfan cave, in the top view near the window is the reading desk, filing cabinet and a set of drawers for storage, moving around is the computer desk and beyond that is the photo table. the lower picture shows the workbenches along one wall and in the middle of the room in both pictures is the book case. The boxes on top of this hold the modest stash.
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Nice place to go, David.

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